Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Phones and Tablets

So I am really bemused about people’s use of phones and tablets while they are out with other people. 

I really think that if you have made the time to catch up with someone then you could at least do them the courtesy of spending time with them rather than checking your phone the entire time.

A few months ago I was having dinner with a friend and the couple at the table next to us both had their MASSIVE (and they were massive) phones out and up in front of their faces. I can only imagine that they were taking photos of one other and sending them to the other person via Snap Chat. *eye roll* Oh wait…maybe they were using Tinder to find someone better?

I mean why even go out if you are not even going to communicate face-to-face (without a device in the way) to the person you are with?

Mark and I have a rule when we go out that my phone goes in my bag and this rule has been in place after I joined Twitter. He politely (not politely) told me the other night while I was ranting to him about people using their phones while out with friends that I used to do it. Oops! I also always try and make sure that I put my phone away when I am out with friends and I normally do not check it until I get home or on the way to the car.

I get that sometimes you do need to check your phone (if you have kids at home or are waiting for an important text) and that is totally fine. It is just the constant use of them when you should put it away and actually catch up with your friend or partner.

To make my day, yesterday a girl was so busy texting that she smacked straight into the glass door where I was having my morning coffee. Suffice to say, I bloody laughed because if you cannot even look up from your phone to check if the door is open or closed then you deserve everything you get. 

**Disclaimer** This probably annoys me a lot because I did used to do it!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A-Z List of Authors

People donate a lot of books for us to sell for charity and as part of this I sometimes read a few of the books before selling them. As a result I have found two authors that are fantastic and easy to read and they are Kristan Higgins and Jennifer Probst. There books are just sweet and light-hearted and make a change from the crazy supernatural books that I normally read.

With this in mind, I have compiled an A-Z list of some of my favourite authors. The only two letters that I could not find a matching author for were ‘Q’ and ‘Y’ and I might have cheated a little with ‘X’.

A.  Cherry Adair
B.  Marion Zimmer Bradley
C.  Kresley Cole
D.  MaryJanice Davidson
E.  Janet Evanovich
F.  Christine Feehan
G.  Tess Gerritsen
H.  Kristan Higgins
I.    Larissa Ione
J.   Jennifer Crusie
K.  Sherrilyn Kenyon
L.  Kathy Love
M.  Sally Morgan
N.  Nalini Singh
O.  Ruth Ozeki
P.  Jennifer Probst
Q.  ________
R.  Nora Roberts / J.D. Robb
S.  Gena Showalter
T.  Vicki Lewis Thompson
U.  Ursula Ferrigno
V.  Lynn Viehl
W. J.R. Ward
X.  Madeleine Roux
Y.   ________
Z.  Sarah Zettel

Who are your favourite authors?